SUDAN, UGANDA SIGN DIRECT FLIGHTS DEAL
Sudanese carrier Tarco Air is to start direct lights between Khartoum and Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport as the two countries move to capitalise on warming relations and boost trade.
A communique issued on Monday after talks between Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and Sudan’s President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-bashir who was visiting the East African country, said the direct lights would “promote trade, tourism and investment” between both countries. Tarco Air is a private Sudanese domestic carrier established in 2009.
Both leaders also discussed the need to exploit commercial opportunities spurred by the United States’ lifting of economic sanctions on Sudan. The US lifted long-standing sanctions against Sudan last month, saying it had made progress ighting terrorism and easing humanitarian distress.